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Fall and Winter courses (2020-2021)

Thu. Aug. 6, 2020

Fall and Winter Courses Offered in 2020 and 2021 Academic Year

FALL 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS COURSES:

Introduction to Global Citizenship HR-1200 (Sept. 9 - Dec. 7, 2020, Monday, Wednesday 02:30PM - 03:45PM; 3cr.h. LIVE*)

Students will examine current practices aimed at fostering global citizenship, tracing the historical development of the idea of 'global citizenship' and interrogating the meanings, contradictions, and competencies associated with them. Students will research on specific issues and injustices that are present in Manitoba communities and which have global connections or manifestations. The future of concepts related to global citizenship is addressed by analyzing the rights of democratic citizenship and asking how such rights should be articulated and advanced. 


Concepts and Conventions in Human Rights HR-2100 (Sept. 8 - Dec. 23, 2020, Tuesday, Thursday 02:30PM - 03:45PM; 3 cr.h. NEXUS+**)

This course will explore the key concepts in human rights law, theory and practice.Students will explore the development of human rights concepts and major international human rights conventions, while becoming familiar with economic, political, civil, and cultural rights. Class discussions will take a critical approach to human rights and examine issues including intersectionality, the debate between universalism and cultural relativism, agency and accountability, challenges to human rights accessibility as well other contemporary and emerging human rights issues. 


History of Human Rights HR-2200/HIST-2512 (Sept. 14 - Dec. 7, 2020, Tuesday, Thursday 04:00PM - 05:15PM; 3cr.h. LIVE*)

This course will explore the historical development of Canadian human rights. It will first engage in an overview of human rights in Canada including the human rights movement and the establishment of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Having situated the history of human rights in Canada broadly, students will then be equipped to analyze a variety of important case studies specifically including indigenous rights, women’s rights, cultural rights, labour rights, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBT* rights, disability rights and environmental rights. 


Refugees, Resettlement, and Resilience HR-2310 (Sept. 8 - Dec. 23, 2020, Tuesday, Thursday 11:30AM - 12:45PM; 3 cr.h. NEXUS+**)

Drawing on interdisciplinary literatures of forced migration and social inclusion, this course examines the challenges and opportunities that people encounter in rebuilding their lives after forced displacement. While considering experiences of forced migration around the world, the course focuses on experiences of refugees in Canada related to social integration, employment, and public services. Students learn to employ key concepts from the literature in order to analyze case studies and strategies to improve services for integration of refugees in local communities. 


Models of Transitional Justice HR-3410 (Sept. 8 - Dec. 3, 2020, Tuesday, Thursday 01:00PM - 02:15PM; 3 cr.h. LIVE*)

In this course, students will learn about transitional justice, the processes by which societies deal with the legacy of human rights abuses after a period of violent conflict in order to achieve the transition to just and stable society. The course investigates a variety of transitional justice mechanisms, such as criminal tribunals, truth commissions, reparations, and reconciliation based on case studies from several countries, including Canada. 


International Children's Rights HR-3650 (Sept. 9 - Dec. 2, 2020 Wednesday 06:00PM - 09:00PM; 3 cr.h. LIVE*)

This course will help students to develop and advance their understanding of international institutions and legislations designed to advance the protection of children and youth, at the same time, focusing on theoretical approaches to the study of children and their rights at the intersection of global conflicts and local concerns. Our students will have the opportunity to visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), exploring the content related to International Children's Rights in a very interactive way. Alternative options to replace the visit to the CMHR are also available. 


Practicum in Human Rights - 3510 (Sept. 8 - Dec. 23, 2020; 3 cr.h.) or (Sept. 8, 2020 - April 23, 2021; 6 cr.h)

Please visit our 'Practicum Opportunities' page for details. 


WINTER 2021 HUMAN RIGHTS COURSES: 

Introduction to Global Citizenship HR-1200 (Jan. 6 - Apr. 5, 2021, Monday, Wednesday 02:30PM - 03:45PM; 3 cr.h. LIVE*)

Students will examine current practices aimed at fostering global citizenship, tracing the historical development of the idea of 'global citizenship' and interrogating the meanings, contradictions, and competencies associated with them. Students will research on specific issues and injustices that are present in Manitoba communities and which have global connections or manifestations. The future of concepts related to global citizenship is addressed by analyzing the rights of democratic citizenship and asking how such rights should be articulated and advanced. 


History of Human Rights in Canada HR-2200 (Jan. 7 - Apr. 6, 2021, Tuesday, Thursday 01:00PM - 02:15PM; 3 cr.h.  LIVE*)

This course will explore the historical development of Canadian human rights. It will first engage in an overview of human rights in Canada including the human rights movement and the establishment of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Having situated the history of human rights in Canada broadly, students will then be equipped to analyze a variety of important case studies specifically including indigenous rights, women’s rights, cultural rights, labour rights, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBT* rights, disability rights and environmental rights. 


Global Human Rights Advocacy HR-2540 (Jan. 6 - Apr. 23, 2021, Tuesday, Thursday 02:30PM - 03:45PM; 3 cr.h. NEXUS+**)

Through the readings from the literature of community engagement, students build awareness and confidence, acquiring the tools to effectively engage in human rights campaigns.


Human Rights Institutions HR-3210 (Jan. 6 - Apr. 23, 2021, Tuesday, Thursday 11:30AM - 12:45PM; 3 cr.h. NEXUS+**)

This course analyzes the role of specialized Canadian and international human rights institutions, such as human rights commissions and tribunals. The course provides an understanding of the legislative frameworks for select institutions and procedures for accessing selected human rights institutions, and assesses the social impact of such commissions and tribunals through their educational functions as well as case decisions. 


Capstone in Human Rights HR-4001 (Jan. Jan. 6 - March 31, 2021, Wednesday 02:30PM - 05:15PM; 3 cr.h. LIVE*)

This course examines theories and practices of human rights and contemporary global issues, and evaluates ongoing cultural, economic, religious, legal, sociological and ideological debates that continue to influence the evolution of human rights. The course is taught within a multidisciplinary theoretical framework. Topics such as war, child labor, genocide, economic ideologies, gender discrimination, and humanitarian work are covered from regional, national, and international perspectives. 


Truth, Memory, and Reconciliation HR-4350 (Jan. 11 - Apr. 5, 2021, Monday 02:30PM - 05:15PM; 3 cr.h. LIVE*)

This course probes the role of memory in transitional societies, with particular emphasis on using memory to strengthen mechanisms for justice and human rights. Reconciliation projects ranging from community-based initiatives to formal legislated undertakings, such as truth and reconciliation commissions, are examined in-depth.  


Practicum in Human Rights - 3510 (Jan. 6 - Apr. 23, 2020, 3cr.h.)

Please visit our 'Practicum Opportunities' page for details. 


*LIVE: Lectures will be livestreamed on fixed days at a fixed time. This delivery method is exactly the same as if both the instructor and students were on-campus; the only difference is everyone will be attending classes virtually.

**NEXUS+: Course material is available 24-hours a day to students + additional live components, such as live lectures, discussions, group work, etc. will accompany course materials on Nexus.